Newsweek Cover Asks "Why Are Obama’s Critics So Dumb?"

January 15, 2012 at 9:15 pm (Andrew Sullivan, Conservatives, Newsweek, President Obama)

Couldn’t the same question be posed to Newsweek?  How dumb do you have to be to have a cover story featuring a Trig truther like Andrew Sullivan as your authority on all things intelligent?  (h/t Aaron)

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Santorum Points Out the Fundamental Flaw In Obama’s Thinking – He Views America as a Mistake

January 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm (2008 Election, 2012 Election, America, Apology, Christian Conservatives, GOP, President Obama, Rick Santorum, The Other McCain)

So, so sorry…

It may be obvious to some, but needs to be pointed out occasionally. Rick Santorum early this morning stated the fundamental problem in the way Obama has been governing our country – that he views the very country he leads to be a mistake.

From The Other McCain:

President Obama sees America’s transformational role in world history as a “mistake,” Rick Santorum said this morning at a gathering of Christian conservative activists.

The founding principles of limited government permit people ”to pursue their dreams, to provide for themselves and build strong families and communities and build a great country, as [Alexis] de Tocqueville wrote about in the early days of America, from the bottom up,” Santorum said at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Prayer Breakfast here.

“We’re the wealthiest country in the world and the world is wealthier because they have become more like us. We’ve transformed humankind. And we have a president who sees all of that as a mistake.”

Read more here…

President Obama’s actions during his presidency seem to back up the claim, as demonstrated by the apology tour he has been undertaking since he took the oath of office.  Some brief examples…

He told the French that America “has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive” toward Europe.

He told Al Arabiya that America “sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect.”

In the Prague, he stated that America has “a moral responsibility to act” on arms control because only the U.S. had “used a nuclear weapon.”

He apologized at the Summit of the Americas, saying “I know that promises of partnership have gone unfulfilled in the past, and that trust has to be earned over time.”

He touted himself as the savior while apologizing for his predecessors at the G-20 Summit of World Leaders:  “I would like to think that with my election and the early decisions that we’ve made, that you’re starting to see some restoration of America’s standing in the world.”

How arrogant is that last statement?

On the contrary, America’s standing in the world has taken a significant blow because other nations no longer take the Office of the Presidency seriously.  Nor did the voters in 2008.  A rock star was anointed President, and America has been paying dearly since.

Will Santorum or one of the other GOP candidates restore that standing?

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Video: Daily Show Destroys Columnist Who Called Tea Partiers ‘Terrorists’, But Is Now Heading a Civility Project

January 15, 2012 at 10:57 am (Al Qaeda, Daily Show, Froma Harrop, President Obama, Republicans, Tea Party, Terrorism, Terrorists)

Here’s a little background on Froma Harrop:

Harrop is a syndicated columnist and head of the National Conference of Editorial Writers, a group that has a project called Restoring Civility as a featured part of its website.

Here’s Harrops idea of how to ‘restore civility’:

Make no mistake: The tea party Republicans have engaged in economic terrorism against the United States — threatening to blow up the economy if they don’t get what they want. And like the al-Qaida bombers, what they want is delusional…”

“Americans are not supposed to negotiate with terrorists, but that’s what Obama has been doing.”

“That the Republican leadership couldn’t control a small group of ignoramuses in its ranks has brought disgrace on their party.”

The hypocrisy is mind-numbing, especially if the Daily Show has to point out something as being uncivil towards the Tea Party.

Now that you know the background on Froma, please watch the video.  It is epic:

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